With the increasing carbon footprint, it is no surprise that many homeowners are looking for sustainable and eco-friendly home solutions. However, living a greener life might seem like a tall order as most of the eco-friendly solutions available are way too expensive than their not-so-green alternatives. But, we are here to tell you that it always doesn’t need to be that way! You can embrace eco-friendly options in your life without getting bankrupt! Read on to know more.
1. LED Lightbulbs
One of the easiest steps for being eco-friendly is investing in LED lightbulbs. LED lights are not only energy efficient as compared to conventional lights, but they can also last for up to 13 years. However, since they are costlier than conventional lights, many people just don’t bother to switch to them. We suggest, that instead of changing all light bulbs at once, pick 3-5 of your most-used light fixtures to replace first. Just by changing a couple of your old bulbs, you can begin saving money and turn eco-friendly.
2. Stir Up Your Own Cleaning Supplies
Nowadays, you will get a specific cleaner for almost every single household task. However, these items are costly and hazardous for the environment. An awesome way to save while staying eco-friendly is by making your own home cleaners. Kitchen ingredients like white vinegar, lemon and baking soda work wonders in dealing with tough stains. To make an all-purpose cleaner, mix 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1/2 cup water, and a few drops of essential oil in a spray bottle and there you have it – your own household cleaner easy on your pocket and the environment.
3. The Gift of Recycling
Another easy way to turn eco-friendly is by replacing gift wrapping papers with newspapers. This way, not only are you saving money (not to mention trees!), but also reusing paper, which is a great step towards saving the environment.
4. Purchase Rechargeable Batteries
Instead of using disposable batteries, opt for a eco-friendlier option- use rechargeable batteries. Batteries that are discarded don’t break down into organic compounds, and contain harmful chemicals. Rechargeable batteries may cost more than the traditional ones, but they can be used over and over. Plus, they are eco-friendly!
5. Go Paperless
Bills are a headache, and only add to the paper clutter at home once they leave the store. So, do yourself and mother earth a favour, and go paperless!